Association Of African American Financial Advisors Co-Hosts University Event For Students And Career Changers On Financial Education And Careers
The nonprofit Association of African American Financial Advisors (AAAA), in collaboration with retired NFL player Nolan Carroll and the Nolan Carroll Foundation, held a financial education and careers event in Mississippi at Jackson State University, one of the prominent historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) in the United States.
As part of its mission to partner with HBCUs that support financial planning degree programs, give back to Black and African American communities and inspire the next generation of financial professionals, Christian Nwasike, the Chairman of the Board of the AAAA, spoke with students about careers in the wealth management industry.
“We are committed to giving back to the community while inspiring the next generation of financial professionals,” said Nwasike. “The Association and the Foundation recognize the importance of supporting education and promoting financial literacy as one of the best ways to give back to the community.”
The event was held in conjunction with AAAA’s quarterly regional conference, included a series of client symposiums and provided free financial education for attendees on topics including investment strategies, retirement planning and debt management.
“The information provided at the symposium was extremely helpful. I feel more confident about my financial future after attending,” said one attendee, according to the press release.
The event also included a networking event and career fair for students and career changers and provided students an opportunity to meet with the AAAA’s corporate members and learn about internships.
The activities included a donation of 20,000 bottles of water to students because the organization believes health impacts wealth, according to an AAAA spokesperson.
The AAAA’s next regional conference will be held in New York City from June 20 to June 21.
The AAAA was founded by WSR’s first Lifetime Pathfinder Award winner LeCount Davis, and recently the Library of Congress decided to archive the website content of the AAAA in its Industry Association Web Archive, which collects culturally and historically significant websites for preservation.
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